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NerdRank: College Renditions of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

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Pharrell Williams may not have won an Oscar last night for his song “Happy,” but we have a feeling that—as he would say—he’ll be just fine. As for the rest of us, Mondays call for a pick-me-up and we have just the cure.

Below are eight videos of colleges performing their rendition of Pharrell’s finger-snapping, feel-good jam that was featured on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Based on the best skips, shimmies, and every move in-between, we ranked the videos below. But there aren’t any losers on this list—every video made us smile. After you watch, let us know your top picks in the comments below. Happy listening!

1. Howard University


2. Boston College


3. Syracuse University


4. University of Texas-Austin


5. Clark Atlanta University


6. Saint Augustine’s University


7. Pasadena City College


8. Sarah Lawrence College

Image courtesy of YouTube.